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Charlie Christian

Charlie Christian


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The biography of Charlie Christian by Claude Carrière , illustrated by Jampur Fraize and accompanied by 2 compact discs.

Charlie Christian, succumbing to tuberculosis at the age of twenty-five, left an indelible mark on his era like a fleeting comet. In a remarkable twist for jazz history, the brief span of time during which the guitarist made his mark through recordings was sufficient to elevate this shooting star into a figure that would illuminate the world of guitar for decades to come. With an omnipresent swing, impeccable technical prowess, a profound grasp of harmony, and an endless well of imagination, Christian liberated the guitar by ushering in the era of electric amplification, all while infusing it with emotionally resonant blues-y nuances.

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